Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz sent a letter Tuesday to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the U.S. House of Representatives, Catherine Szpindor, requesting to have his pay withheld until the government is funded.
The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the letter, which comes as government is set to shutdown at midnight on Sunday, October 1st, 2023. Gaetz has continued to argue that Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy needs to pass separate appropriations bills to keep the government funded and not continue to shell out billions of dollars to Ukraine.
“It is my understanding that pursuant to the Constitution, members of Congress will continue to receive their pay during a lapse in appropriations. Therefore, I am requesting that in the case of a lapse of appropriations beginning at 12:00 a.m. on October 1, 2023, my pay be withheld until legislation has taken effect to end such lapse in appropriations in its entirety,” Gaetz wrote in the letter. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Gaetz, MTG To Use Holman Rule In Effort To Defund ATF Director)
READ THE LETTER HERE:
On Thursday, House members headed home for the weekend after failing to meet the deadline to fund the government. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Matt Gaetz Introduces Legislation To Abolish USAID)
Earlier in September, Gaetz ripped McCarthy and gave him a list of demands while threatening a motion for McCarthy to vacate the chair.